Nigeria forgotten music star Blackface has taken to social media to reveal the latest development in his protracted dispute with former band mate, 2Baba.
Blackface and 2Baba were once two of the brightest stars in the Nigerian music industry when both were lead members of the defunct music group Platanium Boiz. But things ended badly between them and since then the pair have been in the middle of several public fallouts.
Blackface has repeatedly accused 2Baba of betrayal on granted interviews, media platform and even diss tracks. According to him, 2Baba stole several of his music ideas and converted them into his, with the most notable one being the infamous African Queen that shot him to stardom.
And now in a recent post on his Instagram page, the singer revealed that he has decided to do what he should have done a long time ago — which is take legal actions against his former music colleague. He also apologized to fans and other concerned parties who have been affected by his actions during the course of their lingering dispute.
His lengthy post reads:
“I sincerely want to apologize to close friends, relatives, well wishers who may have been affected by my actions or inactions over the years I have always stood for a better Nigeria, equal rights and an agitator for a system in place in our country so adequate compensation be given to not only Nigerian songwriters but song writers and creators all over the world ,an industry where all players in the creative process are recognized and credited for their contribution to any piece of work used commercially or otherwise..”
“I will never be intimidated by any threat My intention has never been to expose anybody but the truth finds it’s way out eventually My issues with Mr Innocent Idibia aka 2face & co are purely professional and my lawyers have filed my claims in Court, to be served to all parties in due time. I apologize for the delay in taking this step, i was hoping they would do the right thing and the need for me to take them to court will not arise but alas I was wrong.”
“I believe the legal system will resolve this eventually I will also continue to defend myself in the 50Million suit they filled against me which comes up for mediation on the 25th of November 2019 Meanwhile, I will not make any further statements on this issue until both lawsuits are concluded as I have entrusted this matter to my lawyers and the justice system. I appreciate all the good wishes from those who have reached out with their concerns over this protracted matter. Please bear with me as we calmly await the resolution of these cases. Thank You All Mr Ahmedu Augustine (BlackFaceNaija).”
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